On May 24th 1928, the last wooden sailing barge ever to be built was launched at Strood near Rochester. Cabby was named after the owner’s wife’s dog - her illustrious career began.
She sailed between London and ports on the East and South
Coasts, with occasional trips to the near Continent.
During the war years Cabby was sent to the Clyde and used as a stores ship having been diverted at the last moment from taking drums of fresh water to the troops at Dunkirk.
SB Cabby is now proud to be listed as one of the country’s core vessels of historical importance.